SAL Heavy Lift to Reflag 8 Vessels to German Flag

SAL Heavy Lift has announced its plan to reflag six of its heavy lift vessels to the German flag. Hamburg-headquartered SAL says the reflagging of the vessels began with the MV SVENJA on September 22, and will continue with the MV TRINA, MV ANNE-SOFIE, MV REGINE, MV MARIA and MV WIEBKE. The new owners will also change the homeport of the six vessels to Hamburg, which is home … [Read more...]

Time-Lapse Video: SAL Heavy Lift Vessel Loads Eight Damen Tugs

Check out this timelapse video showing the SAL DP1 heavy lift vessel MV Svenja loading up eight Damen tugs using its two 1,000 ton cranes. According to SAL, the voyage started in Haiphong, Vietnam where MV Svenja loaded 6 tugs, adding another 2 in Da Nang. After the video ends, the electrical house for an FPSO in Brazil was then loaded onto the ship in Batam, … [Read more...]

SAL is Keeping Their Heavy Lift Ships Busy as U.S. Ex-Im Bank Hits Record Numbers

After signing a long term charter with Harren & Partner Schiffahrts for a pair of Type 116 heavy lift cargo vessels, SAL Heavy Lift is fortunately keeping their vessels quite busy.  MV Calypso and MV Amoenitas each with the ability to carry cargoes weight upwards of 900 metric tons, have their first voyages already booked solid, according to a statement today by SAL.  The … [Read more...]

SAL Wins Tricky Heavy Lift Contract from BAM Clough

SAL Heavy Lift announced today the signing of a major new contract with Australian marine jetty specialist BAM Clough for the shipping and deployment of LNG and LPG product loading platforms at the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project.  According to SAL, the two platforms, currently under construction at Batam, Indonesia, will be among the largest structures ever handled by a … [Read more...]